Accession Number:

ADA156361

Title:

Next Generation Gunship.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Special Operations Forces SOF possess requirements for unique air-to-ground attack and reconnaissance capabilities. Conventional air assets do not possess these capabilities. The present SOF air-to-ground attack weapon system, the AC-130 gunship, suffers from inherent tactical and system limitations. The study explores the requirements, the tactical employment concepts, and design considerations for a new gunship. The study concludes that a new gunship must not be a modified conventional airplane, but a dedicated weapon system designed and built for SOF. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE